Drew Gibbs

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Austin, TX

Gibbs & Crivelli, PLLC
 | 3307 Northland Dr, Suite 320
Austin, TX 78731
Phone: 800-488-7840
Fax: 888-698-7840
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Drew Gibbs has settled or tried cases for over a thousand clients, recovering over $30,000,000.00 on their behalf. On his path to becoming a board certified personal injury trial lawyer, Drew started in public service, trying dozens of cases for the State of Texas as a county prosecutor. He then added to this valuable jury trial experience by working as an insurance defense attorney representing many of the same insurance giants he now dedicates his career to fighting against. Drew Gibbs not only has acquired an elite level of successful trial experience, he has seen and worked on both sides of personal injury litigation.

The thousands of clients he has helped get justice can attest to Drew’s ability to help the injured, as do the numerous awards and acknowledgements he has received.

In addition to receiving Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Drew has been recognized as a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers. He is a Lifetime Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates.

Many lawyers advertise that they handle personal injury cases, including even such complex matters as commercial vehicle collisions, products liability claims and workplace injuries. Few attorneys however can ethically claim that they “specialize” in such personal injury claims. Drew Gibbs can make this claim. He is certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Just a few of the hurdles he cleared to earn this designation include taking personal injury cases to a jury verdict, passing a rigorous exam covering personal injury rules and procedure, receiving the recommendation of at least one judge before whom he had tried a personal injury case and numerous attorneys he had tried personal injury trials with and against. If you see attorneys advertising that they specialize in personal injury cases, their names should be found on this list or they are advertising in violation of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. If you are considering hiring an attorney to handle a personal injury matter, ask yourself why you would entrust your fight for justice to an attorney who is not board certified in the area of your legal need.

Not satisfied to limit his community service only to helping personal injury victims fight against the insurance giants who would seek to deny them fair compensation, Drew Gibbs has also served for years as a child advocate for CASA of Travis County, an organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected. As a CASA volunteer, Drew Gibbs is a court-appointed and trained advocate working to ensure abused children remain a priority in an overburdened child welfare system. To donate to or become a volunteer for CASA of Travis County, please visit their website: https://www.casatravis.org/

 
Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - General (100%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About Drew Gibbs

Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.slingshotlaw.com/about-drew-gibbs/

Honors/Awards:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas, 2004
  • Texas Bar College, Member, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Board Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • CASA of Travis County, Volunteer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenting CLE on Proving Injury Causation, Speaker, Car Wrecks Seminar, 2017
  • Presenting CLE on Attorney Fee Shifting, Speaker, TTLA Midyear Conference, 2019

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • ATHENS, Texas — After a two-day trial that began on April 2 in a Henderson County Court, a six-person jury unanimously found that the proper value of Kelsi Gabbert’s injury claim stemming from a March 2015 car crash was $360,748.42. The verdict included amounts for both medical bills and maintaining her future costs for hearing aids. On March 17, 2015, Gabbert, a home health nurse, was returning to her office after visiting a patient. She was at a complete stop when she was rear-ended on Main Street in Gun Barrel City, Texas. As a result of the crash, she suffered a concussion, tinnitus and mild hearing loss which left her with more than $20,000 in medical bills. Despite the swollen bill, Allstate Insurance offered her just $1,500 for her injuries. Gabbert decided instead to hire Attorney Drew Gibbs to help her recover proper compensation. “When Ms. Gabbert wasn’t being helped by any of the insurance companies, our firm decided to step in and make them pay way what they owe,” Gibbs said. In addition to Allstate’s rock-bottom offer, her injury was initially submitted to her employer’s workers comp insurance. However, they denied the claim—saying she was not covered because she was not on duty. Additionally, her health insurance denied the claim by asserting that she was on duty and the claim belonged to workers’ comp. “She was stuck dealing with the unnecessary stress created by opportunistic insurance companies at a time when she was already dealing with the consequences of a serious injury and left holding the bag medical bills that should’ve been taken care of,” Gibbs said. In addition to the Allstate claim, Gabbert submitted a claim to her own car insurance, Texas Farm Bureau, seeking recovery of a $30,000 underinsured motorists policy—which should have kicked in when the claim exceeded the value of the defendant’s policy. Unfortunately, Texas Farm Bureau elected to delay her claim while she pursued a judgment against the defendant at her own expense. “Unfortunately this is standard procedure in Texas where insurers have been emboldened to delay and deny claims. Every day, the companies are choosing to gamble with the lives of their insureds and forcing reasonable people to become plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits in order to get a fair recovery,” Gibbs said. Monday’s verdict means that defendant Leassuance Caldwell is now personally responsible for paying any amount in excess of her insurance policy limits. Gabbert plans instead to continue pursuing the full verdict from Allstate—asserting that Allstate was negligent in not agreeing to pay out their policy limit on the two prior occasions her attorney gave them. “This process may require an appeal and even two more trials against Allstate and Texas Farm Bureau separately, but we are hopeful that faced with this unanimous verdict, these companies will finally do the right thing and pay Ms. Gabbert what she is owed,” Gibbs said. “Insurers have set up a system that fosters their ‘delay, deny and defend’ business strategy, so much so that the jury is not even permitted to know that insurance was involved or that Kelsi was offered just $1,500 before hiring our firm.” Even with the possibility of future litigation, Tuesday’s victory marks the beginning of the end for a nightmarish ordeal for Gabbert. “I am just thankful the jury saw how this wreck and impairment has affected my life and my career,” Gabbert said. “I have a great relief knowing those six people understood my situation and did not believe the case Allstate presented against me.” Insurance cases in Henderson County are often seen as an uphill battle. So much so that Gabbert’s case was closely monitored by local attorneys for the two years it played out in court. “The reputation around the state among attorneys is that these kinds of cases can’t be won in Henderson County,” local attorney Brian Schmidt said. “I am glad that these six jurors set the record straight. Justice still matters here.”, 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Top 100 Verdicts in Texas in 2018; , 2018

Educational Background:

  • The University of Texas
Office Location for Drew Gibbs

3307 Northland Dr
Suite 320
Austin, TX 78731

Phone: 800-488-7840

Fax: 888-698-7840

Drew Gibbs:

Last Updated: 3/22/2019

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